Preventive Dentistry

There’s only one way to ensure your smile is healthy, and that’s by taking proactive steps to protect your oral health.

At Blissful Dental Spa, we want to do our part to help our valued patients enjoy a full and happy life, but it's a challenge when you're plagued by a succession of dental problems. The easiest way to avoid the need for complex dental treatment is to stop problems from developing in the first place.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

Our team strives to provide you and your family with such a pleasant experience that taking care of your smile will be something you want to do, not something you have to do. We have thoughtfully designed our Tallahassee dental office to include stress-reducing amenities like pillows, blankets, paraffin hand waxes, and massages to ensure your comfort. When you receive compassionate care in warm, soothing surroundings, you can feel good about turning to us whenever there’s a problem.

We Provide Full Dental Exams

Since we can’t be with you 24/7, a significant part of prevention is being proactive with your oral health by brushing, flossing, and eating nutritious foods. The other part is relying on your dental team to provide routine preventive treatments to manage your overall oral health.

Before starting your dental exam, Dr. Chinara Garraway will sit down with you for a one-on-one conversation about any concerns or tooth pain you have. Your exam begins with a visual check of the condition of your teeth. If she notices any changes in your oral health or areas of concern, Dr. Garraway will note them in your patient record and talk to you about them.

In some cases, we may find that x-rays are needed to diagnose or monitor certain conditions. You’ll be comforted to know that we use only lower radiation digital x-rays that reduce your exposure by as much as 90 percent compared to older film x-rays.

Oral cancer is a grave problem, and more than 50,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. For this reason, every preventive appointment at our Tallahassee dental office includes an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer is aggressive, but according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, it is highly treatable when caught in its earliest stages.

Preventive Dental Cleanings to Ensure a Healthy Smile

If you brush and floss every day, you may wonder if cleanings with your hygienist twice a year are really necessary. The truth is that you can brush and floss like a pro, but your brush can’t reach all the places between your teeth and under your gums where plaque and tartar build up. 

Our skilled dental hygienists are experts at providing gentle and thorough cleanings. During your appointment, they will clear away plaque and tartar, check for signs of gum infection, and recommend treatment if necessary. Your hygienist will also review correct brushing and flossing practices and answer your oral health questions.

If our hygienists find mild gum disease, a thorough cleaning may be enough to eliminate it. However, if the infection is advanced, we will likely recommend a deep dental cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing.

We’ll Personalize Your Treatment Plan

Depending on our findings, Dr. Garraway will work with you to develop a treatment plan going forward to ensure that your family enjoys healthy smiles. Our goal is to help you and your family enjoy excellent oral health that will improve your overall quality of life.

If it’s time for your next dental exam and cleaning in Tallahassee, please call Blissful Dental Spa at (850) 203-4143 to arrange a dental appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to our family.